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Professor Sarah Lupton MA DipArch LLM RIBA CArb

Professor Sarah Lupton

MA DipArch LLM RIBA CArb

Personal Chair

Email:
lupton@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5966
Location:
Room 3.20A, Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3NB

Responsibilities

I am course director for both the Master of Design Administration and the Diploma in Architecture: Professional Practice.

External activities

I have extensive links with the construction industry and the architectural profession. I am a partner in Lupton Stellakis. I am also a Chartered Arbitrator and an adjudicator and expert witness.

I have held several external examiner appointments; currently I am external examiner to the British University in Dubai MSc in Construction Law and Arbitration, and to the Architects’ Professional Examination Authority in Scotland.

I am chair of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) Liability Panel, the CIC Liability Champion, and am a member of the RIBA President’s Advisory Committee on Dispute Resolution (a Presidential appointment). I have twice been elected to the Architects Registration Board (ARB), serving from 2006-2012, and during this time I represented ARB on the Architects Council of Europe (ACE).

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2009

  • Lupton, S. A. 2009. Guide to DB05.. Newcastle Upon Tyne: RIBA Publishing.

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1996

Research interests

My research interests are in the professional and legal aspects of architecture and building procurement, both in the UK and internationally. As well as being a qualified and practicing architect, I also have a post-graduate law degree, and specialise in design liability and construction contract law.

I have published extensively, in total over 25 books, including the fifth edition of Cornes and Lupton’s Design Liability in Construction, published in 2013 by Wiley-Blackwell, a series of books on JCT standard forms of building contract (all re-published in 2016-17 as fourth editions), a book on the RIBA Concise and Domestic Building Contracts (second edition, 2018) and the fourth edition of Which Contract?. I am currently working on a sixth edition of Design Liability in Construction, and a sixth edition of Which Contract?.

I contribute regularly to the International Construction Law Review and have contributed several chapters to The Architect’s Legal Handbook.